Live & Learn

A new weekly drop in community service helping us to reach more people

We are excited to launch a brand new community service, called Live & Learn; an initiative aimed at reaching more islanders who could benefit from our expertise and care.

The new weekly drop in service will benefit anyone affected by a life limiting condition, including families, carers and the bereaved. It is aimed in particular at people who are struggling to adjust to the changes and limitations imposed by their illness and the impact it has on their everyday life.

The drop in sessions will be open every Thursday, in the King Centre at Jersey Hospice Care, with morning and afternoon sessions. Anyone can drop in throughout the day for advice and support. This will provide an opportunity to meet people in a similar circumstance and gain informal support from Healthcare professionals, as well as being able to enjoy relaxation sessions, hear from inspirational guest speakers and join the arts and crafts whilst benefiting from our amazing facilities.

Each Thursday morning, we will have semi structured, informal education sessions. These will be supported by professionals from Jersey Hospice Care and Health and Social Services, who will be providing information and expert advice on topics including nutrition, emotional wellbeing, practical information and managing symptoms.

As well as the informal education programme, we are really excited to be working with a range of other local charities. Each month, representatives from a variety of charitable organisations will be invited to come along to Live & Learn to talk about the support and services they offer. These sessions will be open to anyone wishing to find out more information about the charities or Jersey Hospice Care. This is a ground breaking initiative for the island and it’s thought to be a first for any hospice across the UK.

There is no need for a referral from a health professional or to book your place to attend Live & Learn. You can drop in throughout the day for advice and support.

Here is a breakdown of activities and sessions on offer. You can also download our Live & Learn leaflet, which includes the timetable and an outline of the new service.

Live & Learn timetable